Friday, May 29, 2009

My Summer Oasis

Thought today I'd share a few pics of what I call "my little summer oasis"! I so want a summer room but this is a big house and we don't think we'll be here too much longer, so to put another room onto this house at this point just isn't in the plans. Picture of hubby watering, he doesn't know I even took it, lol!
Hope your all having a sunny day, we are but there's rain coming our way from Chigago that they say will be here by 5 0r 6pm, ugg!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Okay, so I purchased from this sweet shop tonight called "WhyNotStreet" on Etsy and the owner "Christine" was sweet enought to tell me about her giveaway! So go check it out and while your at it, check out her sweet Etsy shop!
Here's the link to the giveaway!

Some Random Pictures Today!

So sorry I haven't been posting's that time of year for art shows and so much to do! Will I ever learn how to manage my time more wisely!

So taking some pictures of jewelry this morning I wondered out into the yard, took some pictures and thought I'd share. We have really strange weather today, very humid and warm, sun in, sun out, a little rain but some storms are on the horizon ;(
That's my little Maggie, guess she either wanted to smell some flowers or wanted in the picture!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blooming Flower Necklace

Just listed in my Etsy shop and also testing to see if Blogger has problem fixed from the past several days!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful long holiday weekend!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


French Custard Morning Squares

2 8oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg separated
2 8oz cans cresant dinner rolls
powdered sugar
Pre-heat 350

Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk in medium bowl at med. speed until well blended. Place 1/2 the dough (1 can) in
a 9 x 13 dish. Press perferations together to seal and bake 10 min. Then drop cream cheese mixture the top of crust, place remaining dough (2nd can) on waxed paper and roll till you have about 9 x 13 size. Invert dough on top and then brush with beaten egg white. Bake 20-25 min. or until brown, cool and then dust with powdered sugar!

I serve this when we have the breakfast I posted above. We love this, hope you do too!

Monday, May 18, 2009


RECIPE: Angel Puff Breakfast
FROM: The SnowBird Inn

1/2 lb. shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
12 eggs
1/2 lb. shredded Montery Jack cheese
1/2 cup melted butter (yikes!)
1/2 cup flour
1 pt. small curd cottage cheese
Pre-heat oven 350
Beat eggs till light and fluffy then add remaining ingredients and stir gently till blended.
Pour into 9 x 13 baking dish and bake 30 minutes
For a variety try adding 1/2 lb. cooked ham, bacon, sausage or fresh brocolli.

* I add sausage (Bob Evans) and fresh brocolli (I put the brocolli in the microwave till tender) Our family loves this dish especially on Christmas morning! ENJOY!!!!

I MUST CONFESS A COUPLE OF THINGS....I didn't not have hubby buy the Montery Jack cheese so I substituted Muenster cheese and it was delicious! So I guess add what ever cheese you love♥ ALSO....I thought I had butter but didn't so I used "smart balance 50/50 butter blend and it was still delicious!
This is the 4th time I have tried to post this morning, grrrr. I wish I would learn how to do posts so they look like everyone elses. Can't figure out how to delete pictures once uploaded, can't get my text the way I want it, sorry for the lousy look to this post ;(

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Okay, so I made our breakfast this morning and took some pictures of it...but you'll have to wait till tomorrow for the recipes. I'm also making something else today that I usually make with this breakfast recipe and it's something sweet! So be sure and check in tomorrow for these wonderful recipes from "the snowbird inn" bed and breakfast way up in Northern Michigan. We had a wonderful stay there and a fabulous breakfast I just have to share with you!

Here's a few pics I took this morning, hope you enjoy! The hanging basket is my Mother's Day gift from my daughter! It's so beautiful♥
The other pictures is a beautiful wreath I had special made and I love how it turned out. After I paid for it I thought how I could have saved myself some money and made one myself.....but besides being very busy with upcoming shows I am NOT a floral designer! I may have mentioned in another post earlier on I saw this frame idea online (maybe Flickr) and of coarse the wreath gets changed with the seasons.
Hope you're all having a sunny day, it's a little cool here but beautiful!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Sorry I've been MIA for a few days, but check back as I'm going to be posting some delicious recipes I've had for years from a "bed and breakfast" way up Northern Michigan. I'm going to be making and taking pictures tomorrow of them so either Sunday or Monday I'll be posting!
New fine silver pendant I listed today on Etsy!

Hope you're all having a sunny and wonderful weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Benches in my Town

Okay, so I shouldn't be blogging today as I've been a little down lately except for yesterday was wonderful with my daughter! So hubby and I went downtown so I could get some pictures of all the benches! Well this helped cheer me up! Several months ago they said you could buy a bench and design and paint a theme on it. I thought, hmmm, I'd love to do that! Well, those benches cost $450 each! So I said "okay, we'll pass on that idea", lol!

They made their debut Thursday night in our lovely downtown Sylvania! Now, most are already sold but you can purchase one and the bid starts at $450.

They are all just beautiful and are lining the shops in downtown until May 17th. Some of them were done by children in their art class. There is one that is just unbelieveable, the back of it is like 3 D and completely stole the show! I took several pics of the back and may have forgotton to snap a shot of the front, lol!

Hope you enjoy the pictures as I plan on posting a few more every day. xo

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! Tomorrow I will spend the day with my beautiful daughter! First we will have "brunch" at Cafe Marie's and then shopping at Fallen Timbers, a beautiful new outdoor shopping complex! My son lives in Georigia and my other daughter lives in South Carolina so I have only one here. And I am so thankful to have her close to me as I miss the other two so much! This beautiful image above is from Dawn of
"the featherednest"! Thank you Dawn!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day whatever you're doing and whom ever your spending it with♥

Thursday, May 7, 2009


There's a sweet new blog I just found
"52 flea" thanks to "Dawn" from "the feathered nest" and she's hosting a great giveaway! So go check her out!
Stay tuned as I will be having an awesome giveaway soon!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Oh my, it's what I wish for every year! That is that the "sweet woodruff" in my yard wood just flourish and take over the entire yard, lol! Well, it has, and if any of you have any you know that any given year you may have a lot, you may have a ton or it can be scarce. Now in my front yard it's scarce :(

Sweet Woodruff travels around, one year you may have a bunch in one spot and the next it's like "where'd it go"? I've given my neighbor a lot over the years and she's still not use to this come and go attitude it has! In fact if I don't have much you'll find me peeking over her fence to see what she's got, lol!

When it first comes in the spring it has tiny little clusters of flowers like right now and then all summer into fall it's just lush foilage. Oh and I may add it only like shade!

Hope you're all having a bright sunny day and enjoy the pictures I just took!

Candice xo

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Thank you "splendid little stars" for giving me this awesome award! I will so try to live up to it♥


1) a dedication for those who love blogging and love to encourage friendships through blogging.

2) to seek the reason's why we all love blogging.

This stellar award was presented to me by "Splendid Little Stars" (click to go to her blog) We have become friend through blogland and that's one of the biggest reasons I love doing this! Be sure and check out her darling shop while you're at it!

REASON: My friend "Kathi" of "care to bead" is who got me started! I had wanted to for a long time but she was the one who finally gave me that last little push to finally do it! I had no idea how much fun and how rewarding it would be. I still have so much to learn and soon would like to share my everyday life more with everyone! I have been so inspired by so many of you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I would like to present this award to:

Sharing is the key word here, and the above blogs do just that! They are a joy to read. I am itching to write something about each one, but I will leave the joy of discovery to you.When you receive this award~ 1) Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it, explaining the aim of the award.2) Don't forget to mention the person who gives you the award.3) Answer the award's question by writing the reason why you love blogging.4) Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like.5) Don't forget to notify the award receivers and put their links in your post.(or make up your own rules!)

Just a keep in mind I still don't know how to get my "posts" to look like I want them to so this may look kinda kooky,lol!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Remember the "Pay It Forward" on my blog a while back? Well I was one of the first to sign up on "Renegade Rose" blog and look what I got in the mail today!!! Yippee and Yumo! Oh my, they look sooo real I just want to gobble them up, lol! What's worse is I'm dieting (aren't we all) and I swear I could just pop one right in!!!! Thank you so much Lori, I LOVE it!

I have something exciting to blog about but it might have to wait till tomorrow, maybe tonight!!!!
So stay tuned......

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Enjoy! We went to Crosby Garden's last night to take pictures of my grandaughter's senior prom and I couldn't help but take some picture's of the flowers! It's so beautiful there. My son got married there in a gazebo on a bridge built over a pond, and it's where one of the largest outdoor shows is held every June which draw artisans from all over the US. It's a 2 day show with a Friday night preview show I believe costs $100 per person to attend! Yikes! (I hear they spend alot at that preview party)